Tip: Switch the Honeycomb Emulator from Tablet to Phone Mode

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I just want to start this off by reminding everyone that Honeycomb is never coming to your smartphone, at least not officially.  Even after you read this post and play with a half-baked version that looks like it was made for a phone, know that Google has already told us that we’ll be seeing the real thing in Ice Cream (Sandwich?) and that’s it.  This is really just for the geek in all of us that wants to waste a good 15 or 20 minutes.

So yeah…all you have to do is download the new Honeycomb SDK, set up an emulator with a resolution of 400×600 and watch Honeycomb switch over into phone mode.  And really, it just ends up looking like Gingerbread, but you will still see the Honeycomb-blue highlights around menus, HC icons, and even those beautiful 3D screen transitions.  Have fun!

Screenies after the break.  

Cheers Matt!



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